Perseverance Rover

Perseverance Takes a Selfie to Show off Some of its Samples

One of the main jobs for the Perseverance Mars rover past few weeks has been collecting carefully selected samples of…

6 days ago

Perseverance is Putting its Samples Onto the Surface of Mars, So a Future Helicopter can Pick Them Up

At this point in its mission, NASA's Mars Perseverance Rover has collected almost 50% of its samples. The rover is…

4 weeks ago

Perseverance Places its First Sample on the Surface of Mars. One Day This Will be in the Hands of Scientists on Earth

In the not-too-distant future, a planetary scientist will open up a tube of rocks that came from Mars. Thanks to…

1 month ago

Perseverance Heard a Dust Devil on Mars, and Now You Can Too

For years, we’ve seen images from various Mars rovers and landers of dust devils churning across the dusty landscape of…

2 months ago

Perseverance’s Latest Sample is Just Crumbled Regolith. When Scientists get Their Hands on it, we’ll Learn so Much About how to Live on Mars

The Mars Sample Return (MSR) part of Perseverance's mission is picking up - literally. For the past few months, the…

2 months ago

Perseverance has Found a Nice Patch of Sandstone on Mars

NASA's rolling geology robot shared a great image of sandstone that it found on Mars in Jezero Crater. It's in…

2 months ago

Without Water and Life, Geology on Mars is Driven by the Wind

On Earth, we all know what changes our landscapes: water and wind erosion, tectonic activity, and volcanism. Today on Mars,…

5 months ago

Perseverance Has Collected Samples from One of the Best Places to Search for Ancient Life on Mars

Scientists with NASA's Perseverance Mars rover said today that the rover has collected several "tantalizing" organic rock samples from an…

5 months ago

The Geology at Jezero Crater is Even More Complex Than Scientists Were Expecting

The Perseverance rover has mapped the structure beneath the Jezero Crater, which shows signs of rocks that could have formed…

5 months ago

New Perseverance Rock Samples Were Altered by Water. They'll be Coming Back to Earth in the Sample Return Mission

The Perseverance rover has collected the first samples that will be returned to Earth, which could provide the first evidence…

5 months ago